My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck. Proverbs 1:8-9
How many times in life do you think “If I only listened to my Mom or Dad, I wouldn’t be in this mess” The wisdom of a Mother or Father can be priceless, however will we listen to it? The Bible tells us to listen and not forsake the instructions and rules of your parents. God put the Parents in place for a reason and purpose, to guide us through difficult choices
On the flipside , we as parents also have a responsibility to instruct and guide our children properly. I know everyone wants to be the “Cool” parent who lets the child do whatever they want, but is this beneficial for your child in the long run? When they get older, will they know right from wrong, will they be responsible for themselves? As a parent its our responsibility to “Train up a Child in the way they should go” (Proverbs 22:6)
My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: Proverbs 1:10-11
The Apostle Paul says “Bad company corrupts Good character “(1 Corinthians 15:33) We all heard the term “Hanging with the wrong crowd” the wrong people can have the wrong influence over your life. Its important to make good choices on who your friends are. Your inner circle tells a lot about who you are. Now I know people will say “Christians are supposed to love everyone” Yes that’s true, you can love someone but they don’t have to be your best friend.
On the flipside again, Parents have a responsibility on knowing who their kids are hanging out with. Being with the wrong crowd or at the wrong place and wrong time, can be catastrophic in your life. Allowing your kids to hang out with the wrong crowd is bad parenting. Find out who your true friends are and stick with them as long as possible
Of course not being centered and build up the rock of Christ, all of this will fail. Without God there is no standard for Morality. Its important that a family is built up the rock Jesus Christ, Amen!